When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?
Anonymous asked: your answer's more helpful than anything else i've found so thank you for that. i'm actually still in high school but i was accepted and then sent this invitation letter. but what also confused me was that my average is not 90% which is what the york site says it has to be for high school students. do you know anything about that?
As far as I know the high school average does need to be 90% or higher… so I am not sure what happened there. Maybe you are close and they are trying to entice you to push yourself a bit harder to get that 90% average?
Anonymous asked: so i came upon your post about the dean's circle of student scholars thing and i just had a question about it. what is it exactly? i am invited to be a member but i really can't find any sort of information on it other than it's a group of students who get the opportunity to participate in seminars and stuff.
I don’t know if you are a York student, but yes, essentially that. The Dean just makes a special effort to extend resources to this group of “successful” students. He often hosts catered lunches and lectures from alumni, and is more willing to meet with you one-on-one if you would like to. It isn’t something I really actively participate in, but the annual lunch is one of my favourite things to go to because there is usually a good speaker and it is nice to meet other dedicated students within the faculty.
Hope that answers your question!